WordPress Theme: KYAN News

KYAN News is the most recent theme to be added to our ever expanding collection of WordPress themes available to download for free. With this theme, we wanted to keep it as light and fast as possible, and I am happy to say we have achieved that. For us as usually it’s all about the small details that make the world of difference.

This idea behind KYAN is to help you create a news or blog website like Upworthy, Distracityify, which focuses on the content and to have visitors clicking through and staying on the page longer.

It is no secret that a masonry layout is proven to increase pageviews which is what you get here. We have set the default post page to a full width that is extremely popular these days not only that, but it helps keep readers on page longer thanks to not having a distracting sidebar.

Many of you might not know this, but we use to create themes for clients in a variety of niches and have taken all the tips we learn along the way to give you all for free.

If you want more on-site engagement and earnings, then try our KYAN theme, it’s free! Tip: if you wish to earn from advertisement then check out this plugin to insert ads withing your article. Let me know how you get on.

NOTE: This theme is hot off the press, so we have yet to create the documentation, please give us a day or so.

Highlights of the theme includes:

  • Built of the Bootstrap framework v3
  • Responsive across all devices
  • Ultimate colour variation
  • Super fast loading thanks to the removal of unnecessary coding
  • SEO ready if you follow our blog you will know that I know a thing about search after over six years in the field
  • Optimized layout to increase pageviews and engagements
  • Adsense friendly for those wanting a boost in adverting revenue
  • Featured post slider to promote popular articles

The list goes on continue below to find out more.

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A few standard features

We apprach the design of KYAN as if we were creating it for a paying client, hence the high quailty finish.


We work extremely hard to ensure all of our themes are compatible with the latest WP version. With your feedback, we plan to roll out more features to make all our themes better.

Multiple Post Display

Pinterest style themes as been around for years so we decides to shake things up. If a featured image is not set then the title and excerpt is displayed elegantly.


Whilst creating this theme we tried to keep you webmasters in mind, which is why we have included full-colour control to enable you to add your own stamp.


We listen, many offer our readers have express that they wanted us to create a theme on the Bootstrap framework so that is exactly what we did.


Want your theme to look just like the demo? We include a sample XML file for you to upload after you install the theme.

Editorial Staff

Editorial Staff at 85ideas is a team of WordPress experts led by Brian Harris. Here to share amazing tuts, guides and collections.

  • DMati
    Posted at 10:34h, 12 October Reply

    RWD not working correctly

    • Brian H
      Posted at 10:58h, 19 October Reply


      Thank you very much for point this out to us. I thought we covered all basis with regards to the testing of the responsiveness. We will fix this right away:)

      If you have any other suggestion on how we can further improve KYAN, please share?

    • Brian H
      Posted at 20:32h, 20 October Reply

      We have updated Kyan to address the responsiveness on smaller mobile devices.

      Enjoy 🙂

  • Rodrigo Henrique
    Posted at 14:44h, 10 November Reply

    I found it hard to customize (can’t change the colors using “personalize”, for example – so I guess I will have to change by CSS code). No documentation and the header image isn’t being showed up.

    The idea of the theme is really really good, but it should be tested more before get released. Whats the plugin you mention to show ads up? Thanks

    • Brian H
      Posted at 18:47h, 11 November Reply

      Hi Rodrigo,

      Thank you for choosing KYAN, no I have yet to create the documentation. To have the featured image show up on the homepage simple tick the featured box on the post you want to display. I will double check the issue on selecting a custom color. We tested this numerous amount of time but as with most version one release there will always be ongoing tweaking.

      • Rodrigo Henrique
        Posted at 01:18h, 12 November Reply

        Thank you for the answer. I’m using another theme as I’m not pro enough to make such changes with css and I needed a sidebar in single posts, but I will keep an eye on your project. Cheers

        • Brian H
          Posted at 18:07h, 12 November Reply

          Hey Rodrigo,

          I debated whether to add the option for a sidebar but in the end decided not to. I am currently press for time but will try to create an update with the option to enable and disable sidebar. And fix CSS issue a 5 minute job.

          Again thank you for visiting and your feedback which helps us out a lot 🙂

  • Luis Souza
    Posted at 01:50h, 17 November Reply

    Hi Brian, nice to meet you.
    Im using your theme on a new site. I have some troubles:
    1) I cant change colors. I dont see any bars of colours at the panel.
    2) I cant Put a logo.
    3) Mobile version upload the header with the first video but the rest of the site dont upload. (tested on a Nokia).
    May be some plugin or anything else are interrupting the page.
    Could you tell me whats plugin are necessary?
    Regards and Thanks in advance,

    • Brian H
      Posted at 13:55h, 17 November Reply

      Hey Luis,

      Thank you for choosing KYAN, nice to meet you also.

      Give me little time to upload the update that should have the colours selection working 🙂

      You can add your logo via the live customizer at yourdomain.com/wp-admin/customize.php

      3. is the mobile issue on your site(if yes can I have your URL) or our demo?

      No plugin is necessary unless you want to inject ads within your post then I recommend https://wordpress.org/plugins/quick-adsense/

  • govtvia
    Posted at 15:49h, 17 November Reply

    Hey Brain ! I am using Your Theme for my site http://www.govtvia.com , I like your theme It gives pleasant environment for my visitors But I didn’t find any sidebar in the theme and the menu bar is very very Small and Logo becomes Very Small not able to show my visitor properly .. Please Change it with a care

  • Simar D
    Posted at 20:17h, 25 November Reply

    hi , how can i edit the code to include sidebar in posts , changing the full post width? Thanks

  • Brian H
    Posted at 11:07h, 27 November Reply

    @simar_d:disqus @govtvia:disqus @disqus_q2MfeOYTje:disqus @rogosans:disqus We have just finished updating KYAN. You can now change the header, title, background and site accent colour. You can also change the logo width and choose to enable or disable the sidebar on the homepage or single post page all via the live customizer. Thank you for your feedback 🙂

  • mrt
    Posted at 21:15h, 21 December Reply

    Hey Brian,

    How can i find demo content of this theme?

    • mrt
      Posted at 21:17h, 21 December Reply


  • Big Ben
    Posted at 19:57h, 27 December Reply

    Hey Brian, really nice work. To get involved with wordpress more and get your theme approved faster, think about joining the wordpress theme Slack community. There is such a glut of themes to be reviewed and yours is one that seems cool. GL https://wordpress.slack.com/messages/themereview/

  • Jesse Schimmel
    Posted at 23:59h, 10 February Reply

    Hey Brian – cool theme, like the idea a lot. How do I make the top image stretch to fill the page?

  • Mike C
    Posted at 19:36h, 01 March Reply

    This might sound like a silly question, but would this be a good theme to use with a page builder such as Live Composer?

  • Mike C
    Posted at 18:11h, 03 March Reply

    How do you get rid of the sidebar?

  • Everton Gouveia
    Posted at 18:00h, 04 December Reply

    I can not download the theme, I really need it, please send me the new link

  • Wahyu
    Posted at 13:07h, 12 March Reply

    hei, I want to use kyan news theme, but where the downloaded page ?

  • vero
    Posted at 19:46h, 09 April Reply

    this wordpress themes so beautiful , but not all can download

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